Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

More Rodeo Action around the Corner

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

More Rodeo Action around the Corner

Article excerpt

THE next rodeo on the Southern Downs is just under two months away at Yangan.

The small community on the banks of Swan Creek has worked hard to develop a sporting field which is a hub of activity during the Australia Day Cricket Carnival.

The rodeo will be behind the Yangan Hotel Motel, a bit closer to the centre of town.

Killarney contractors Ross and Jan Hamilton are providing the bulls for a rodeo which will be based around cattle rather than horses.

One fact with little rodeos is that fans are never far from the action.

In my two decades at the Daily News, I have really noticed the increase in the number of Southern Downs competitors having a go at rodeos.

Part of the growth is due to the Warwick State High School rodeo program under Sharon Keogh.

While The Scots PGC Equestrian program is not to do with rodeo, there is a bit of cross over between the various equine sports.

A bit of adrenalin

I WAS just as excited as my sons when we turned up at Glennie Heights State School for their first games in under-10 cricket the Saturday before the rodeo. …

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